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Rooney Valley Trail
A slightly more difficult trail cutting through the middle of the park. Near West Pleasant View, Colorado
North Fork Trail
From the South Platte to Reynolds Park, this trail is all awesome. Near Pine, Colorado
North Fork Lollipop
Beautiful bench cut singletrack with hearty climbs and fast flowy descents Near Pine, Colorado
CT - Segment 2: South Platte Canyon to Little Scraggy TH
Stays within the Buffalo Creek Fire area for 80% of the ride and is mostly flat, gravelly and flows Near Pine, Colorado
Summit Loop Trail
A fun chunky loop around the summit of Green Mountain Near West Pleasant View, Colorado
Red Mesa Loop
Singletrack with great views of the south Denver metro area. Near Ken Caryl, Colorado
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Denver South Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.

At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.

Getting There 

The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!

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Weather station 0.6 miles from here

429 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',75],['2 Stars',203],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',26],['5.7',16],['5.8',29],['5.9',42],['5.10',93],['5.11',73],['5.12',34],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',24],['V6-7',19],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denver South:
Rocket Ship   V1+ 5     Boulder   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Up Staged   V2 5+     Boulder   Fountainbleau area : Fountainebleau Boulder
Fountain Lip Traverse   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 20'   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Nine Lives Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Central City area : Nine Lives Boulder
Cave Direct   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Fountainbleau area : Fountain Lip Boulder
Punani   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Punani Area/North Canyon : Punani Boulder
Little Devil   V12+ 8A+ X     TR, Boulder   Bouldering problems : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo...
Banana Chimney   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Hot Fudge   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rat's Nest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Licorice Stick   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rain Dance   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Rain Dance Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
The Iron Maiden   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Dungeon
Phalloid Void   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire
Beta Slave   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : C-Section
Bozo No No   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Castlewood Canyon SP : The Grocery Store Walls
Subterfuge   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Castlewood Canyon SP : Sea World a.k.a. Hanson's W...
Song of the Wood   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire
The Black Streak   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Castlewood Canyon SP : Wendell Spire
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Featured Route For Denver South
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Mudolomania 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2+  Colorado : Denver South : Monument Rock
Mudolomania begins in an easy, shallow, right-facing dihedral on the South Face of Monument Tower. I am not sure, but the first five to ten feet might be shared with the South Face route. Some easy scrambling leads to progressively harder, loose beaking through a bulge that is up and right from the start. There is a very large loose flake, so tread lightly. The rock in general is very loose, and ledge fall potential abounds. Eventually work up to a ledge where four number one beaks can be u...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By chris deulen
From: Castle Rock
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.

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